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SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Photograph Collection contains more than 1000 local history photographs, dating from the 1860s to the 1990s. Whenever possible, there are notes for each photograph describing the event, persons, buildings, date, and place depicted. The notes also include links to related articles on our website.

Size: 991 items


The Santa Cruz Union Depot, also called the Santa Cruz Depot or the Union Depot, on Washington Street near Pacific.


The former Santa Cruz Union Depot on Washington Street near Pacific, built in 1893.


An unidentified train wreck.

Views: 1751


Crowd at the Santa Cruz depot welcoming the first Southern Pacific train to cross over the mountain divide.


Train traveling by snow-covered Mount Pajaro.

Views: 1140
Subject Headings and Keywords: Transportation--Railroads, Utility Poles, Railroad Tracks


"Looking up San Lorenzo River -- Brookdale, Cal."

Views: 1102


A woman and a young man boating, and a man fishing from the bank of Branciforte Creek in Blackburn Gulch (?).


San Lorenzo River prior to the 1955 flood.

Views: 1542


A view of Schwan Lake (Lagoon).

Views: 891
Subject Headings and Keywords: Nature--Lakes and Lagoons--Schwan Lake
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